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Katherine's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane #1)

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Meet The Girls of Lighthouse Lane. . . Katherine is the daughter of the lighthouse keeper. She dreams of becoming a painter. But in 1905, a girl can't grow up to be a famous artist -- can she?

Rose just moved to the town of Cape Light. She wants to fit in with her new friends, but Rose has a secret she can't share with anyone. . . .

Lizabeth is Kat's rich cousin who always g
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Hardcover, 165 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Brittney
Mar 05, 2014 Brittney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series was one of my childhood favorites! The characters were great and the stories just magical =) Loved them so much and still do
Ruth
May 13, 2009 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In 1905 New England, thirteen-year old Katherine Williams loves life in the quaint village of Cape Light. Known to her friends as Kat, she dreams of one day being a famous artist living in a big city.

Kat's father is a lighthouse keeper and Kat helps with many of the lighthouse duties. Each night she takes the first watch from dusk until midnight. When the light fails during a storm, Kat is instrumental in helping a Boston couple avoid a shipwreck. The couple is so grateful for Kat's help that th
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Donna
Aug 12, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So glad to see historical fiction for the younger reader. Good story. Looking forward to the others in the series.
Ash
Feb 14, 2009 Ash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
each girl is different and has her own story. a good set of stories for young girls.
Rebecca
Feb 28, 2010 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Twelve-year-old Katherine Williams, called Kat by her family and friends, is the daughter of the lighthouse keeper in Cape Light, Massachusetts, in 1905. Kat loves to paint and hopes to be a famous artist, but she is discouraged by the fact that her family does not support her dream, and that almost all renowned painters have been men. Kat soon gets an opportunity to study art at a school in Boston, but her parents, who struggle to make ends meet, cannot afford to send her there. Kat is determin ...more
Linda
Dec 13, 2013 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute series for girls. Each book features one girl who lives on Lighthouse Lane in a quaint Maine town in 1905.The girls are good friends.

In this book, Katherine is the lighthouse keeper's daughter. She is a good artist and longs to go away to school in Boston to learn to draw properly. Her father promises her that if she can earn half of the tuition, or $25, that he will give her the other half to attend a Boston school. However, after Kat and her friends earn the $25, papa's share mu
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Susan
Sep 19, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
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This is a cute story about Katherine (Kat)who lived in the early 1900's. Her father was keeper of the lighthouse. More than anything, Kat wanted to be an artist, and she foolishly stowed aboard a fishing vessel hoping to get to Boston so she could go to art school.

I'm not sure what Thomas Kinkade had to do with this book. I guess he painted the picture on the cover. But it is a sweet little book for ages 10 and up.
April Suter
Book one in the series: four young girls become very close friends in Cape Light during the early 1900's. Katherine wants to pursue studying art but the family takes care of the lighthouse and has many children so the money is just not there. She saves a couple during a storm so that just might be the outlet to getting off the island.

This is a cute middle school series for girls.

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Chantelle
Oct 24, 2010 Chantelle rated it it was amazing
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very cute series/ book. Kat longs to be a famous artist, and when the opportunity of a life time comes her way her parents refuse to let her go, nad Kat decides to run away. Heart felt and loving.
Colors333
Jan 21, 2011 Colors333 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i like this book i like that she earns money by her self and learns that family is most importent
Missy
Jan 19, 2013 Missy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Cute, clean, fast read. Great for teenage girls.
Cws
May 21, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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Thomas Kinkade was known as the "Painter of Light." His works, although spurned by the secular art establishment. were very popular with Christians and many others.
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Other Books in the Series

The Girls of Lighthouse Lane (4 books)
  • Rose's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane, #2)
  • Lizabeth's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane, #3)
  • Amanda's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane, #4)

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